Jan Hendrik Oort ForMemRS[1] (28 Apryle 1900 – 5 November 1992) wis a Dutch astronomer that made signeeficant contreibutions tae the unnerstaundin o the Milky Way an that wis a pioneer in the field o radio astronomy.[2]

Jan Oort
Born28 Apryle 1900(1900-04-28)
Franeker, Friesland
Died5 November 1992(1992-11-05) (aged 92)
Leiden, Sooth Holland
Kent for
AwairdsVetlesen Prize (1966)
Kyoto Prize (1987)
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorJacobus Cornelius Kapteyn


  1. Van De Hulst, H. C. (1994). "Jan Hendrik Oort. 28 April 1900-5 November 1992". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 40: 320–326. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1994.0042.
  2. Woltjer, Lodewijk (November 1993). "Obituary: Jan H. Oort". Physics Today. 46 (11): 104–105. Bibcode:1993PhT....46k.104W. doi:10.1063/1.2809110. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2013-10-05. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)